California woman Julie Nicolas was shocked recently whenÂ she reportedly discovered a razor blade wedged into the handle of her shopping cart.
â€śAs I was wiping along the bar underneath where the plasticâ€™s wedged, there was a razor blade,â€ť Nicolas toldÂ FOX40. â€śThe corner nicked me right there. Thank goodness I didnâ€™t get cut or anything. I stopped in time.â€ť
Nicolas was at the Marysville, California, Walmart on Dec. 5 when she found the blade. When she reported the blade to a store associate, the employee threw the blade away and noted that it wasnâ€™t the first time that had happened.
A Walmart manager explained toÂ FOX40Â that someone has been putting razor blades in their shopping carts for the past few months. Some employees have been asked to check the carts while wearing gloves.
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â€śRazor blades arenâ€™t cheap either,â€ť Nicolas said. â€śWho has the money just to go placing them in there?Â Youâ€™re a sick individual whoever did it.â€ť
Walmart has not filed a police report, although the Yuba County Sheriffâ€™s Department is aware of the event through social media. Sgt. Jason Walker said that he hopes to catch whoever keeps replacing the razors.
According to doctors, sharing razor blades can lead to cross contamination and contraction of Hepatitis or HIV.